Features Region ACT And Southern NSW (24) Hunter NSW (24) National Office (24) New South Wales (24) Northern Territory (24) North Queensland (24) Queensland (24) South Australia (24) Tasmania (24) Victoria (24) Western Australia (24) Date Range Past Month (1) Past 3 Months (2) Past 1 Year (12) Past 2 Or More Years (21) Feel the burn When the seasonal chill starts to set in our attention inevitably turns indoors to warmth and comfort. Fireplaces are a cosy and attractive heating option in the home, but with them comes important design and installation considerations. Setting the bar A resolution for condensation in roof ventilation? Practical designs for small lot housing? Prefabricated structural building solutions? 2020 promises product advancements that are moving with the times. Heritage and experience: partnering with builders for half a century Since 1953, quantity surveyors Rawlinsons has been a trusted business partner to the construction industry, but there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to these experts in cost estimation. Hot essentials What influences today’s trends? For some it will always be about visual appeal, beauty in design but for others there is a need for something more; how something synthesises into your life, or even the world around us. Bushfire protection Building in bushfire prone areas comes with additional considerations. HOUSING talks to a HIA member who has achieved Passive House certification to BAL-FZ, plus looks at several products that will help you to meet BAL standards on your next project. Priceless peace of mind Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to choosing suppliers. Sold on kerb appeal If you wish to make the most of your home’s street appeal there are key external areas of the home and front yard that, along with clever planning and design, will get you the best results. Common ground From material type to pattern lay, there are plenty of options as well as technical considerations when it comes to choosing beautiful and long-lasting flooring finishes for a home.